Are you ready to sing-along at this year’s Outdoor Cinema movies?

Are you ready to sing-along at this year’s Outdoor Cinema movies?

  • New Outdoor Cinema line-up announced
  • Afternoon matinee included for the whole family to enjoy on large outdoor screen
  • The programme is part of the three-week Castle Summer Fest

Bring your deckchairs and picnic baskets and join Tamworth Borough Council’s Arts and Events team for an outdoor cinema experience to remember in the Castle Grounds this summer.

This year there is a bigger outdoor cinema programme as we celebrate the Castle Summer Fest and Commonwealth Games on a live outdoor screen.

A first for Tamworth is an afternoon showing of Walt Disney Animation Studios' Encanto on Sunday, July 24. A popular animation that tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house in a wondrous, charmed place called Encanto.

Teenage daughter, Mirabel, must face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers.

And remember…..we don’t talk about Bruno!

All tickets are priced at only £4! Gates open at 1pm, with the film starting at 2pm.

Later the same day, (Sunday July 24) audiences are invited to experience one of the greatest spectacles ever captured on film – The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Get ready to ‘jump to the left, step to the right and put your hands on your hips,’ as the time warp takes to the screen with the musical that features sing-along classics. The story describes a newly engaged couple that discover an isolate area following their car breakdown, forcing them to seek shelter at the bizarre residence of Dr Frank-n-Furter.

All tickets are priced at £8. Gates open at 8pm, for a 9pm film start. Please note this film is aged restricted for 15-year-olds and above.

Another outstanding musical takes to the outdoor screen on Wednesday, August 10, with a 2021 blockbuster favourite, West Side Story, directed by Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg,

This timeless story tells the tale of fierce rivalries and young love in New York City. Be ready to enjoy an evening of action, romance, and an emotional love story.

All tickets are priced at £8. Gates open at 6pm for a 7pm start. Please note this film is aged restricted to a 12A.

Councillor Robert Pritchard, Deputy Leader of Tamworth Borough Council, said:

“The Outdoor Cinema has been a hugely popular event in the ten years since it was added to the annual outdoor events programme, and this year, we’re going all out with offering a superb choice of films, including a family matinee for all to enjoy.

“The exciting summer programme delivered by Tamworth Borough Council’s Arts & Events, is made bigger than usual thanks to Tamworth’s first Castle Summer Fest - three weeks of back-to-back activities, sports, live music and entertainment, guaranteed to bring the town together for the biggest celebration ever in the outdoor events calendar.”

For more inforamtion and to get your tickets for the Castle Summer Fest, head here: Castle Summer Fest | Tamworth Arts and Events